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Dobson on culture war: "We have lost all those battles"
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Friday, April 10, 2009 14:50 EDT
Dobson on culture war: "We have lost all those battles"

This week has seen quite a bit of discussion about the state of religion in the U.S., and the power that Christianity -- especially conservative Christianity -- has in the country's politics. Now, from the other side of the pond, there's a bit of a scoop regarding how one of the most prominent leaders of the Christian right views his movement's efforts to date.

In the Telegraph, Alex Spillius writes that the religious right has conceded defeat in the culture wars. That's probably an overstatment; certainly, there's not much optimism coming from that side of the debate, but the movement is by no means retreating. Still, James Dobson, who stepped down recently as chairman of his organization, Focus on the Family, has at the very least conceded a long string of losses.

"We tried to defend the unborn child, the dignity of the family, but it was a holding action, Dobson said in a farewell speech to staff, according to Spillius. We are awash in evil and the battle is still to be waged. We are right now in the most discouraging period of that long conflict. Humanly speaking, we can say we have lost all those battles.
― Alex Koppelman

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  -Dobson on culture war: "We have lost all those battles" kpete  Apr-10-09 02:17 PM   #0 
  - yes you have... you narrowminded extremist  fascisthunter   Apr-10-09 02:18 PM   #1 
  - Dobson is free to rapture himself  C_U_L8R   Apr-10-09 02:21 PM   #2 
  - Sanctimonious prick to the bitter end  Cirque du So-What   Apr-10-09 02:23 PM   #3 
  - You can only use an issue for political advantage for so long...  RTFirefly   Apr-10-09 02:26 PM   #4 
  - Yabbut...they gots lotsa ishus.  MineralMan   Apr-10-09 02:29 PM   # 
  - Well, james, we have indeed been awash in evil.  calimary   Apr-10-09 02:27 PM   #5 
  - If Dobson were to actually read his Bible  Coyote_Bandit   Apr-10-09 02:28 PM   #6 
  - Dobson has a very special Bible, see...  MineralMan   Apr-10-09 02:31 PM   #12 
  - You're misquoting Jesus.  stopbush   Apr-10-09 02:39 PM   #18 
     - Of course I was kidding. You are aware of Dobson's theories  MineralMan   Apr-10-09 03:04 PM   #19 
        - Yeah. Dobson is a perverted asshole.  stopbush   Apr-10-09 03:20 PM   #23 
  - Christians not called to fight culture wars?  stopbush   Apr-10-09 02:33 PM   #15 
     - You just mentioned context...  Bluenorthwest   Apr-10-09 03:17 PM   #22 
        - "Context." Next to "metaphor" it's the Christian's favorite  stopbush   Apr-10-09 03:22 PM   #24 
  - The right wing won the real battle they were fighting, though.  Starry Messenger   Apr-10-09 02:28 PM   #7 
  - You got that right.  blindpig   Apr-10-09 02:33 PM   #16 
  - Good to know he can die happy.  burning rain   Apr-10-09 02:28 PM   #8 
  - Asshole.  stopbush   Apr-10-09 02:29 PM   #9 
  - Dobson isn't fooling me  malaise   Apr-10-09 02:29 PM   #10 
  - Only NOW he realized.....he was on the LOSING side of things? DUH he is such a dufus  opihimoimoi   Apr-10-09 02:30 PM   #11 
  - Maybe this has been said on here before,  drm604   Apr-10-09 02:32 PM   #13 
  - \/\/()()T  L0oniX   Apr-10-09 02:32 PM   #14 
  - Does CBS still employ him with his ridiculous spew?  ruggerson   Apr-10-09 02:35 PM   #17 
  - according to Frank's 'Whattamatta wid Kansas'? that was the idea all along!  pretzel4gore   Apr-10-09 03:09 PM   #20 
  - WTF is with these superstitious asswipes?  ColbertWatcher   Apr-10-09 03:11 PM   #21 
  - How prescient of him to realize that  izquierdista   Apr-10-09 03:25 PM   #25 
  - Don't let this bastard fool ya  Ishoutandscream2   Apr-10-09 03:28 PM   #26 
  - These are really something else..  butterfly77   Apr-10-09 03:34 PM   #27 
  - They don't want to "win."  Crankie Avalon   Apr-10-09 03:45 PM   #28 
 

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